Y’know how I always ta-pao (takeaway) beef rice for meals on-the-go… well today I decided to attempt a home-made version of this Japanese fast food meal. *laugh* Somehow or rather, being in the kitchen and cooking comes across as being rather therapeutic for me – the complete stress reliever (although nothing beats a good deep tissue massage! *laugh*)! Hahaha.
Wish fresh beef strips, a big onion and oyster sauce plus a little bit of this and that I managed to whoop up a rather decent meal.
Mind you, I had it banjir [つゆだく= ‘tsuyudaku’] with gravy since there’s no other way to go about enjoying a rice meal… *laugh*
If you do a lot of cooking at home, I just found out that it isn’t necessary to wash raw beef before cooking it since it is said that any bacteria which might be present on the surface would be destroyed by cooking. Nevertheless, it doesn’t work for me psychologically so I still wash my beef before cooking just to have the peace of mind! *laugh*
Also if kept frozen continuously, raw beef will still be safe indefinitely since the cold retards bacterial growth. I just found out today too. So much for attending chemistry and biology class in high school…! *laugh*
Oh and on the subject of beef, did you know that with all its grazing and many stomachs, it is no wonder that cows are one of the main contributors to the hole in the ozone layer.
Apart from CFC, the biggest culprit is hydrocarbon emissions from cars and cows. Yes, cows! *laugh* Cows release some 100 million tons of hydrocarbon annually – by releasing gas, or ummm…farting.
To give you an idea of how much gas a cow emits: if the gas of 10 cows could be captured, it would provide heating for a small house for a year. Good way to save electricity. Hahahahaha.